How to fix the SnD custom match round count glitch in Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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How to fix the SnD custom match round count glitch in Black Ops 4

Published: 16/Oct/2018 17:58 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 9:58

by Calum Patterson

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One Black Ops 4 glitch in particular has been affecting the competitive community more than most, with SnD custom games ending after 7 rounds, but there is finally a fix.

When the game launched on October 12, players quickly noticed that Search and Destroy would end after 7 rounds no matter what, which would impact competitive matches which are first to 6 round wins.

SnD public matches are played first to 4, which is likely what caused the glitch, with custom games treating 4-3 as the closest possible score, rather than 6-5.

Treyarch quickly acknowledged the issue, and have now rolled out a hotfix to repair it, but it requires specific settings.

When setting up the match, you can now set the round limit to unlimited, which is on the far left of the slider, and then set the round win limit to the desired number.

Round Limit: Unlimited, Round Win Limit: 6 Rounds

Team Envy player Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov was playing Search and Destroy when the hotfix was rolled out, and shows how to set the game up to avoid the glitch.

It will be a relief for all competitive players that wager matches and tournaments will no longer need to be restarted once 7 rounds have been played, cutting down lots of wasted time resetting the match.

As you can see in the clip, the game carried on once reaching a 5-2 round count, where it would typically have ended.

There is still some other bugs affecting custom games which will hopefully be fixed soon, with a large post-launch update for Black Ops 4 expected soon.

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Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
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Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
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Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.